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12-08-2012, 02:33 PM
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I think people forget that Sakic was also injured a good number of games in his prime (Dead puck era, between the lockouts). Also some of hie his playoff performances were hindered during that time too.

People always remember Forsberg as the guy plagued with injuries but Sakic had his fair share too.

All said if both are impervious to injury it's pretty close. Forsberg was more physical and dynamic, stronger puck possession game, etc. Sakic was easily the better goal scorer, could be argued to have the higher purely offensive peak (95-96 and 00-01), leadership "intangibles", etc.

Their defensive games were sort of different. Sakic played positional defense quite well by the second half of his career. Forsberg was more physical and all, but mind you neither of them were ever considered shut-down selke-level defensive forwards, even though both garnered second place finishes in selke voting once.

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